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shipping technology that transforms economics and finance in a heartbeat the apollo 11 landing. time in the headlines right now. a proposal for british rights group says that. president. former american nuclear test site in the pacific may be about to contaminate the ocean is the warning from the u.s. coming out we hear from residents of the marshall islands. complete that. the radiation. a large amount was straight into the ocean. stream to gas pipeline project passes a milestone 50 percent of the construction work now complete the 1st time to view from one of the vessels out there in the baltic sea. what made the. real
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hard. to get. here right on board. this friday watching international. sort of the stories in more detail than the 1st woman to serve as u.k. defense secretary. has got to turn off to a controversial starts international is by a plan to grant immunity for british veterans from investigation prosecution for crimes committed while on active service. it would be utterly disingenuous to have a presumption of non-prosecution for abuse yet at the same time claim justice is being served british soldiers who break the law must face just like everyone else these proposals potentially set
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a dangerous precedent. human rights body isn't the only organization concerned about the proposal either especially as probably more than once to extend that cover now to northern ireland to polly boyd has got more. the new boss in here has proposed a new law one that would presume soldiers innocent of any offenses committed throughout the course of june abroad more than 10 years ago although that rule could have exceptions for example if new evidence of alleged crimes were to come to light it is high time that we change the system and provide divide legal protections to make sure the decisions how service personnel take in the battlefield will not lead to repeated or unfair investigations down the line for the new defense secretary the new legislation is about making the system fairer and preventing what she called law fare repeated and unfair investigations against former soldiers this is no surprise at preventing someone who's committed
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a crime from facing justice this is about stopping an industry that surrounds these processes which is not about the pursuit of justice i had at the iraq historic allegations team spent 7 years trawling through allegations of murder torture wrongdoing at a cost of 60000000 pounds to the taxpayer none of the claims resulted in a prosecution and in 2016 the unit was shot down just because i completed 72 as you know or with the infantry or associated units i lost many men. and i was involved in fatality shootings i was investigated along with others. the investigations were. aggressive and bloody awful to go through so well former soldiers and members of the military say that the amnesty doesn't go far enough that it needs to include northern ireland 2 human rights groups are
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concerned that the government's desire to better protect its former and current servicemen and women will is. back to every place them above the law it's reported that there are around $150.00 investigations looking into alleged abuses by british soldiers in iraq and afghanistan the question is how the victims of those alleged abuses will ever get justice if these new proposals become law what they're trying to do is create an exemption from european human rights or for soldiers of fighters on the battlefield that's obviously really dangerous because obviously the back of the is one place where there's lots of very wonderful people civilians and armed others who might not be arguing about whose human rights need to get those who should have understood what they need to say just sr if you've committed your resolutions you get punished if you haven't you don't so there shouldn't be any and
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blanket amnesty or exemption for anyone anywhere the government couldn't find an easy way to say that we will now bring all of these veterans back into the court. and this will be our intention from this. radioactive waste from a u.s. atomic bomb busy test site in the pacific to an immediate danger of leaking into the ocean according to the secretary general of the united nations there is a risk of leaking of radioactive materials that are contained in a kind of coffin in the area the consequences of nuclear tests have been quite dramatic in relation to health in relation to the poisoning of waters in some areas for the marshall islands we march from the colonial period or want to and the impacts of nuclear testing conducted more than 6 the gates of all. only 27 years later and now be easing the consequences of climate change the
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nuclear tests were carried out from 12462958 far away from american territory on the marshall islands in the pacific ocean at the time there on the us administration the tests included the most powerful detonation of an american hydrogen bomb which is about a 1000 times bigger than the atomic bomb dropped on the japanese city of a russian or many islands as were forcibly evacuated from their property and resettle but for those who remained they've been serious consequences. the cleanup of the entire at will was not complete that is just a portion of the radiation that is on the atmel a large amount was done straight into the ocean the entire at all is contaminated not simply dom and the radiation affects us on a daily basis then we have many illnesses in our community personally as a mother and attlee impacts me because when my children get sick i i wonder is that something more than just a cold or flu that worry is constantly there the island us they've always attempted
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to bring attention to the fact of what has happened and what continues to happen to any way which and including petitions to the un court case. regarding environmental law and they are met with silence and this is a huge story this concrete dome bird bill back in the seventy's on one island as a dumping ground for radioactive waste is badly decayed now it's pretty substantial it's dave 40 centimeters thick 100 meters across covering a 9 meter deep crater in fact that's got a history that vast hole was created by the cactus nuclear weapons test back in 1958 anyway back to the present the cover was planned as a temporary fix but because of cracks the worry is it could be about to leak radioactive waste that's been exacerbated by rising sea levels to the craters never be lined on top of it a u.s. government report also warned of the wrist several years ago and one former worker
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there told us that people are suffering health problems related to the site. that's simplest to go to the marshall islands and we talk of so one of the ones we happily over 40 atomic bombs were dropped and the fifty's and i think into the sixty's i will say in the forty's up to the sixty's to clean up everything. on the northern islands which were the most contaminated they said and weeks out was an examination that the main island itself but yet it was they were supposed to take anywhere from $6.00 to $18.00 inches of snow all transported from whatever alan ate they collected on to alan to ruin it place it in one of the bomb craters the last great is that were created by comic downstairs and then eventually kept their greatest supposedly to contain it for ever they told us that we would not be exposed to any more radiation and have been maybe 2 or 3 x. rays a year which was a total lie there was no radiation study with. certain ones believe that and they
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would have the. big year or roughly about 8000 men went there many of them have passed away says dan we're losing in a way to 6 to 7 a year and that's a very liberal number we have the facts with our children the government has no compensation for us. in order to project a gas pipeline that's intended to pump russian gas to europe where the baltic sea is possibly pull miles i would love a 50 percent of the construction now completed we're going to have access to one of the vessels laying the pipes. but the sea somewhere in between in helsinki and st petersburg and i have a vow to show you something that could cause a real scuffle between germany and its european coach and the us it is a real gas pipes to get to the ship.
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this is where the nose to the project is born right to. the heart beat of the ship it's like you know just this gentleman controls the pieces the poles the kings the route. one makes the solitary 5 like vessel real thing on the farm but the fact that they get army here right on board. 5 tanks out protected oh well they.
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just imagine you a real shopaholic you love going to all kinds of stores but that i can out comes out what you do is you swipe look for the best thing push the button and your shipment is ready so probably you're going to change shopping habits a little bit but wanted someone forced. to do it this is probably not a perfect analogy but it does explain what's happening with the north st jude project if you will not supply me to someone else will but in the end. i'm still would only guess she was. this is because we decided to have a guess where this project is low in washington they want american companies to sell liquefied natural gas to europe and send it there on ships america has literally been fully europe with all kinds of rights the american ambassador in
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germany put on press to pressure on local companies sending out letters to them and just received the draft bill has been proposed in the u.s. senate suggesting that companies and individuals working on the wall street could have their assets frozen and they could receive travel bans to the what. can i do but something to do with job and the like and we all need god. we trust to come from somewhere when you hear these kind of things are you ever worried or do you ever think about it. to be honest the throwing of the syncopated and the way we apply all of the world. political deals shouldn't really mean that the end of the day if you will that is going to get but no matter what there you have it was probably going to be long to get it straight and the world is making its way into the seawater and the pace is right save 3 kilometers day
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with this kind of performance the team is expecting the project will be completed by the end of this. president tomorrow mccrone the said paris will not block the operation of chinese telecoms john huawei and france joining then the chorus of countries like the u.k. and germany which are also refusing to bow to u.s. pressure on the matter across comment comes hard on the heels of washington placing while we're on a trade blacklist over alleged security concerns of the shell the next today reporting from the technology conference in paris where the french president made the statement. 5 g. is seen as being critical to the development of the digital economy in the next decade one of the major players is china's huawei but its presence in the field is a contentious issue and something that could cause the tensions between the e.u. and the u.s. a warning well donald trump has just signed an executive order declaring
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a national economic emergency the u.s. president has empowered the government to ban the technology and services of foreign adversaries deemed to pose an acceptable risks to national security including from cyber espinosa and sabotage it may not mention whoa wait by name but it's clear who it's a dad meanwhile in europe they seems to be a more open approach to the company the e.u. has demanded strict to security ahead of the light of 5 g. in a big to protect privacy and business secrets but it seems that that may not be enough to satisfy the u.s. so what is huawei doing to try and ease the concerns over but its technology we're willing to sign no spy agreements with governments to commit ourselves to making our quitman meet the no spine no back doors standard so as the tech world cap is
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here in paris our worries at all say about huawei my opinion is that everybody is already spying on us for our phones and computer so this is going to be an extent i don't know i don't think we can do anything about it really think it's pro-business same with oil company mobile phone a just so we don't just know the the different element of the older companies so i think it's the same so i'm not really scared we just have to be careful as you are going to respect a lot of. in france or in europe between. australia and new zealand have already followed me despite assurances from walk away but with the stroke of a pen trump has seriously bumped up the pressure on european allies to follow suit and to find the way from 5 g. networks although the dutch and the germans said they will stand steadfast kate
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step back and there was still a question over whether europe as a whole is prepared to encourage truck traffic on the 4 lights if it decides the future lies with china charlotte you can ski all she carries. heading clothing event is what an embassy in the u.s. a flashpoint on going already fraught relations between the countries we'll talk about it after the break. what is it calling the coin is magic internet money the new type of digital currency the centralized digital scarcity chancellor. of 2nd for bankers call the genesis blog for reason to coin a civil disobedience
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a source of optimism because i can control my own financial death any it's just a new way of coming to consensus it's a game changer in the human history of this columbus discovering the new world this paradigm shifting technology that transforms economics and finance in a heartbeat the apollo 11 landing on to the max and stacey. join me every thursday on the alex simon chill and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. coasting around the world for most of this is all to international good afternoon
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it's midday 17 he had no next partly it's much more difficult to tell fact from fiction and news and reporting in the u.s. may be no surprise to you for that according to a new study by the rand think tank in america. so we end up in a situation where not only are we not sure what's true and what's not but we're not even really sure where to go to find that factual information that's cognitive bias and the way we process information we like to be right we seek out things that prove that we're right we disregard things that say that we're wrong technology changes fast and institutions change slow so schools haven't caught up in terms of providing students with the skills they need to be able to navigate that space and then finally polarization and we've alluded to it here several times in the political space but it's also important to think about social economic into our graphic polarization so this new is in the digital age report examines the courage of 15 media let's think loop such pillars as the new york times the washington post major t.v. networks like c.n.n. n.b.c. and fox all under the microscope along with digital platforms politico breitbart
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and birds feed to the reports suggest that from $99.00 to 2017 u.s. media has taken a gradual and subtle shift towards subjectivity and away from facts analysis it says online media in particular reflects personal frames and subjective references further it goes on to claim t.v. news reporting is being replaced with opinion based shows led by pundits a prize winning journalist chris hedges says and for these funnies are justified. i think on the cable news channels whether it's m s n b c or c.n.n. or fox they've actually given up on journalism. and replaced it with. reality show. you know news programs newsprint at the same time has become so anemic. and that real journalism in most major cities
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has withered away you take for instance philadelphia live an hour from philadelphia the philadelphia inquirer was once one of the great newspapers with its own foreign correspondents and it's all gone and the internet is a kind of free for all where people are getting wise into whatever particular political belief system or you know conspiracy theory that they happen to embrace their reinforce so if you look at the especially the electronic media the fact is interchangeable with opinion people believe whatever they want to believe. continue to try to next the 2020 us presidential election campaign already saying a spike in the number of democratic candidates all to challenge donald trump new york city mayor bill de blasio has become the 23rd democrat to announce his campaign and it seems the party is focusing on divisions in us society rather than unity and it is cullum open explains. the way politics is supposed to work
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candidates are expected to win the hearts and minds of voters by promising ways that they can fix up the country's problems and pointing the way forward for america however in 2019 it seems that a lot of candidates are arguing rather that who they are in terms of age race and gender is more important than any policy proposals i think we need to articulate the values of our philosophical commitments and then develop policies off of that joe biden and bernie sanders both of them elderly white men are the 2 top candidates for the democratic nomination in the year of $20.20 now regardless of their policies that fact alone has got top democrats crying sexism i think is just gender bias i think people are genuinely biased against women i think by young women they're just bias and it's real and it exists but you have to overcome it's a female candidate amy clovers shar has been accused of being too harsh stories of
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her mistreating her former staff members and creating a harsh work environment and found their way into the press now her supporters say that is not a legit concern that sexism and a coalition of women's groups has stepped up to say that the media's coverage of the 2020 race is the latest in sexism and gender bias now it's important to note that hillary clinton made similar arguments back in 2016 i haven't been shouting but sometimes when a woman speaks out some people think it's shouting democrats have been quibbling about the importance of women and minorities to counter trends so-called white identity trump has perfected white i didn't the politics the republican party is increasingly a white identity politics party in today's america why come up with complex policy proposals when you can simply run on the basis of what you were born asked and why defend yourself with logical arguments when you can simply decry europe. conant as
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being a big hit in today's america it seems that identity politics is a new reality as the country shapes up for the next election all the identity politics come from the left because that's what they've been enjoying their campaigns over the past few years they're creating division all to try and get certain people who believe the same way they do last summer 2016 there was no so-called person of color on a democrat is a battle over who's going to be the actual came to date there's going to be some identity politics going on there if joe biden is successful people may say oh where you have a woman over here a black person over here in person over a year while we're there like to then if a person is not a straight white male becomes the nominee then the problem will be if they lose it was because they are of disparate people it is particular identities. venezuelan president nicolas maduro has condemned the detention of 4 activists who
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were arrested after staging a sit in the venezuelan embassy in washington the protests were against the expulsion of the duros diplomats last month and general u.s. interference in the south american country so on place raided the embassy building on thursday morning but as well it didn't crucially give permission for the police operation there for venezuela says it breaks international more the activists spent more than 3 weeks in the embassy preventing officials of self declared interim president why don't from entering it venezuela's permanent representative to the united nations says that it's the police who are the trespassers here not the activists. they're not just possibly coles. we are for all family station i mean the public of it is the only. full of these over this side out which is the government of president and the little we all thought i seen them to stay there so they're not trespassing that's the 1st. and the mean the local police and the secret
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service when they. broke into the right work in. private they actually were breaking the vehicle bank showing that i should know the actual task. the police the local police and all the pacifists those activists again the attention is a pretty prominent figures to indeed on wednesday civil rights figure head just said jackson arrived at the embassy to give food to the protesters it came after reports suggested authorities were preventing supplies from reaching them but jesse jackson's charitable out reason criticized by the appointed ambassador to the u.s. who accused him of supporting human rights violators reverend jackson explained direct to us why he decided to help those protesters. who the murderer because a murder occurred though and that was not right but. in this case no one wins. and is counted and does
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a room of reconciles. credible convening the u.s. cannot do it alone and replacing one government for another. would be for democracy it is in the actual law within the movement. in international law and human rights and certain terminations within those for most people most protest the midday 26 moscow time folks watching don't get keep abreast of everything we do because so many stories on our site as well if you are up all those hadn't because straight your mobile device free of charge and you'll always be on top of everything that we're talking about i'm kevin owen have a great friday. please
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. this is a boom bust broadcasting around the world and covering the world of business and finance team and the impact upon us all and daniel britto in washington we're glad you're on board straight ahead on today's program the trade war has taken another dramatic turn and this time it's taking a toll on tech party correspondents alex mahela and sarah mon to bring us the latest on the banning of wall way in the united states and china's plans to retaliate and on that new tech stocks have taken tumble in response particularly smart phone manufacturers. are trading one hand to sift through the latest stock moves in several sectors and then you're back on the ground from consensus 2019 bringing you the latest on the future of watching. or krypto trading all of that
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directly ahead of 1st we get some headlines let's go. a 1000000000 euros in fines for major names and finance leads our global report today as the european union's competition commission sanctions by banks for alleged rigging of foreign exchange markets on thursday e.u. competition commissioner margaret a best of her announced fines against barclays citigroup j.p. morgan. japan's largest bank and while bank of scotland totaling nearly $1100000000.00 euros or $1200000000.00 the commission specifically accused the banks of manipulating markets for 11 different currencies over the past 6 years by sharing insider information and private chat rooms u.b.s. bank of switzerland was spared a fine of $285000000.00 to $285000000.00 euros for informing investigators about what they knew of the insider collusion results to the import.


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